Animosity about A Great Call

WI0R at WI0R at
Thu Jan 23 10:18:05 EST 1997

In a message dated 97-01-23 00:34:10 EST, you write:

<< Folks all over the rest of the USA are getting calls outside
 their "districts".  Only the ARRL thinks Hawaii and Alaska >>

A few maybe, but not all, not even most....
If you look down the list of old vs new calls, it would appear
that in almost every case, hams are chosing calls from their own 
districts, and most of those changing districts are getting callsigns
to reflect their correct district (after having moved or relocated to another
district).  Those getting callsigns from districts where they don't reside
are fortunately not that many.  Maybe someone could come up with some
statistics on this.  Before the Vanity program started, I was afraid that
it would be a free-for-all scramble of callsigns and districts, but again
fortunately that has not turned out to be the case.  Hams (or maybe I should
say Contesters), at least, respect the callsign districts even if the FCC and

possibly the ARRL don't.  |:)
Troy WI0R


>From n0ss at (Tom Hammond)  Thu Jan 23 15:31:57 1997
From: n0ss at (Tom Hammond) (Tom Hammond)
Date: Thu, 23 Jan 1997 09:31:57 -0600
Subject: FSFD (50 States) Update for Jan 22 (fwd)
Message-ID: <199701231531.JAA31393 at>

At 02:15 AM 1/23/97 -0500, you wrote:

>On Wed, 22 Jan 1997, Trey Garlough wrote:

>> The connection of this 50 day WAS marathon to contesting (and ergo to
>> the CQ-Contest mailing list) is tenuous at best.  I don't think
>> CQ-Contest is the right place.
>Sorry, I equated "challenge" to "contest".  If this is your wish, I will 
>stop the posts.  I did get responses from two interested "contesters"....


If stop posting here... please send me a separate copy, 'cause I don't
subscribe to the QRP reflector, and I _do_ wish to help support the
'challenge' as an operator.

73 - Tom Hammond  N0SS

>From seay at Alaska.NET (Del Seay)  Thu Jan 23 14:40:06 1997
From: seay at Alaska.NET (Del Seay) (Del Seay)
Date: Thu, 23 Jan 1997 06:40:06 -0800
Subject: Animosity about A Great Call
References: <970123100626_1278480565 at>
Message-ID: <32E77846.675A at>

Frankly, I'm sorry for ever bringing this to the attention of the
reflector. And - I apologize.
The response has mostly been supportive of the Alaskan position
on this. But, there have been quite a few others, that are indignant
we should object..
It is a sad commentary when there are so many contestors that believe it 
is okay to commit a crime (or violation, if you will) as long as it 
doesn't hurt anyone.
de KL7HF

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